Appendix L: Labor-Management Committees

The parties agreed to establish the following labor-management committees:

CUNY Language Immersion Program and CUNY Start

The Memorandum of Agreement provided: The parties agree to meet prior to March 1, 2020, to discuss language to be included in Appendix D concerning the location of, content of, and employees’ access to their personal personnel files. The parties also agree to meet and discuss eligibility for Travia Leave and retiree health insurance benefits for CLIP and CUNY Start Instructors in the optional retirement program.

The parties agree to meet prior to January 1, 2020, to discuss CETs in the Math Start program who are appointed as full-time CUNY Start Instructors and their placement on the CUNY Start Instructor salary schedule. The parties also agree to meet and discuss implementation of an hourly pay rate schedule that incorporates existing service increments for CETs teaching in the Math Start program.

Hunter Campus Schools Teachers

The Memorandum of Agreement provided: Effective January 1, 2020, $60,000 shall be available for enhancements to the terms and conditions of employment for employees serving in represented titles at the Hunter College Campus Schools. The parties will meet prior to January 1, 2020, to discuss implementation.

Clinical Professor-Medical Series

The parties will establish a labor-management committee to discuss the existing limitations on service in the Clinical Professor-Medical series title under Section 11.7.

Postdoctoral Fellow

The parties agree to establish a labor-management committee to discuss terms and conditions of employment for the Postdoctoral Fellow title following the appointment of individuals to the title.

New York State Health Insurance Program

The University will make available up to $700,000 to enable doctoral students in their first five years of enrollment in a Ph.D. program who were not previously enrolled in the New York State Health Insurance Program (NYSHIP) and who have been admitted to a Ph.D. program on a tuition-only basis to receive health insurance through the New York State Health Insurance Program to the extent that such students are appointed to titles within the PSC bargaining unit and meet the eligibility requirements for New York State Health Insurance Program coverage.

The funds will be made available as follows: $175,000 effective January 1, 2020; $175,000 effective July 1, 2020; $200,000 effective February 1, 2021; and $150,000 effective July 1, 2021. A labor/management committee will be established no later than December 1, 2019, to discuss implementation of expanded access to the New York State Health Insurance Program for graduate employees.

The Committee established to discuss implementation of NYSHIP will also explore consideration of graduate employee teaching service as qualifying service for multi-year adjunct appointments and, by mutual agreement, other issues relevant to graduate employment.

NYS Paid Family Leave

The Parties agree to establish a Labor-Management Committee to work out implementation of Paid Family Leave for eligible part-time employees and for eligible full-time employees, if possible, modeled on the NY State statute and on applicable New York State/ New York City programs.

Special Leaves for Child Care

The parties agree to update Article 16.8 and will meet following the implementation of New York State Paid Family Leave for that purpose.

Educational Technology

Effective upon ratification and approval of the collective bargaining agreement, the Professional Staff Congress may designate two representatives to the CUNY Committee on Academic Technology.

Obligation to Pay

The PSC’s obligation to pay $9.76 million out of this settlement will be rolled forward and will become an obligation to be paid out of the settlement of the successor to this 2017-2023 agreement.